I have been hearing that the opinion of the teens is my household is that these summer rules "suck" which leads me to Survival Tip #3: Vacuuming.
We have a wonderful Bosch vacuum. I know this because it was one of my Christmas presents several years ago. Perhaps since it was a gift for me you feel like you aren't allowed to use it. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Michael, when you walk through the house in baseball cleats or flip flops covered in baseball field dirt it leaves a trail. I don't know if you are like Hansel and Gretel trying to leave dirt to find your way outside again or what but for the rest of us the crunch under our feet is annoying. This is where the Bosch sweeper comes in. Plug it in and it will suck up all the dirt. It is amazing!
Ashley, when you spill a bowl of popcorn the pieces that fall under the furniture are still your responsibility. It's not like the tree falling in the woods and no one hearing it. Just because when you lean forward and gaze at the floor without leaving the couch and can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there. The popcorn under the coach can be seen from across the room as you enter the front door.
Now I know that it may be difficult to pry the sweeper away from Michael but if you can, give it a spin yourself and see the wonder of the Christmas gift that keeps on giving or should I say sucking,